One of our favorite features of our condo is our deck. 30 feet long (only 4 feet wide), it has views of the San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge, a peek of the downtown skyline (including the TransAmerica Pyramid building), potted lemon and lime trees and our beloved (pint-sized) grill.
When we bought our condo we actually negotiated to keep the previous owner’s patio bistro set. While it definitely wasn’t lovely, it was tall and fit the narrow space perfectly. To maximize our view we needed tall patio furniture and finding that is tough! So we decided to keep something functional and forgo having something more attractive. The set had a few stains we couldn’t remove (grease maybe) and was a dull, matte gray – sort of reminicent of car primer.
Recently I saw this amazing bistro table on Terrain.com and I wanted it – badly.
I love a good pop of color and have never seen a glossy finish that I didn’t immediately covet. But with our height requirements plus already owning a perfectly good set, I couldn’t justify the purchase (someday…). That didn’t mean I couldn’t make a few updates to my set to make it a bit more fun! So that is exactly what we did!
Using Rustoleum MULTI-PURPOSE GLOSS SPRAY in Real Orange, we transformed our gross outdoor table into a cute, bright bistro set. Two thin coats and plenty of dry-time is the way to go. Don’t forget to drape your ground and walls (that orange smudge to the left is a reflection from our glossy deck, not a terrible smudge!).
Here is a quick before and after of the project: